Good Running Songs
There’s nothing that can keep you more motivated when you’re working out than good running songs. While everyone has differing taste in music, here’s our suggestions for some “must-have” songs.
Good Songs for Running – Classics
If you happen to like classics, there is a huge number of good running songs. Here are just a few:
- Highway Star by Deep Purple – Highway Star has a great rhythm that will keep you moving and it’s upbeat tempo will energize you, particularly at the beginning of a longer distance run.
- Runnin’ Down a Dream by Tom Petty – First of all, who can resist with a title like that? Second, the music and lyrics combined make this a “must have” on any classic running list.
- Pump It Up by Elvis Costello – This is a great song when you need an extra bit of energy. The fast beat and catchy tune will have you lifting your feet just a bit faster.
- Eye of the Tiger by Survivor – This song is a classic anthem for exercise and training. A great place for this track is toward the end of your workout when you expect to be feeling a bit tired. It will get you re-energized and motivated to finish the last part of your workout.
- Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger – If you’re looking for a song for tough stretches, this is a great one to choose.
Good Running Songs 2011
While it’s still early to see what kind of great running songs come out of 2011, there are a few:
- Whip My Hair by Willow – has a great beat and if you’re into pop, this song is for you.
- Firework by Katy Perry – Sure to get your feet moving and your blood pumping, this is a great pick from 2011.
To avoid boredom, create several playlists from all the good songs to run to 2011 provides. Depending on your mood you may want different music. On a laid back kind of day, you may want mellow rock, if you’re in the mood to kick it into high gear, a bit of heavy metal might be in order. Whatever your music preferences, creating several playlists will keep your running routine lively.
In addition to listening to good music, follow these running tips for a great workout: drink lots of water before, during and after your run, take time to warm up and cool down, and don’t forget to stretch. If you plan your playlist carefully, you can incorporate slower music to que you when it’s time to begin slowing down.
Update: It turns out most people finding this article are looking for 2011 running songs. So we decided to write a new post about the best running songs 2011 has to offer.